Like most cold weather staples, finding a high-quality coat can be challenging, especially when it comes to one that will keep you warm without bulking you up or botching the rest of your look.
We know finding these trustworthy brands can be overwhelming, but an expert's opinion is always helpful. That's why Men's Health Editor-in-Chief Richard Dorment stopped by TODAY to share his favorite fall jackets for men. These picks include fleece-lined parkas and affordable bomber jackets starting at $35.
Fall jackets for men
Mango's quilted jacket is the first pick on Dorment's list. He says he's been seeing a lot of these sports-style jackets this season, and this is one option that you can wear "from the boardroom to outside." The stylish coat fitted with peak lapels features thermoregulating fabric that adapts to outside temperatures, so you can stay extra warm. The jacket's water-repellant fabric also keeps moisture out, so you can wear the coat in any weather.
Moving to a funkier style, Dorment recommends Bonobos' fleece-lined parka, which is notable for its two-way zipper, woven shell fabric and reasonable price — $55. From its fleece lining to its double-entry pockets, Dorment says it is functional in all the right ways, without being big and bulky, or heavy. The water-resistant parka comes in royal blue, olive green, cherry red and bright orange, so you can grab multiple to match all your outfits.
Shackets are having their moment this season, and Dorment is hopping on the trend. Old Navy's sherpa-lined shacket is notable for its comfort, quality and fit. Dorment says it works for a number of occasions, whether you're headed to the office or to the great outdoors. The cozy coat is fit with snap buttons, utility patch pockets and classic color combinations.
If you live in a warmer climate or a place where the temperatures tend to dip at night, Dorment has your back with this Tommy Hilfiger packable vest. He says it's easy to toss on over a flannel and is also travel-ready, since it packs into itself. The outerwear piece comes in five classic colors and is made of recycled polyester, so you can be stylish and sustainable at the same time.
Dorment's final pick is one he says every guy should own. It comes in at $35, making it one of the most affordable picks on the list. Available in seven deep colors, the bomber jacket can complete any outfit with its ribbed collar, cuffs and hem. You might as well grab the bomber in multiple colors before they all sell out.
Stylish and affordable coats for women
For women, we scoured the internet for coats that range from trendy to traditional in style and vary in length and fabrics to help you find something that will suit your personal style and needs. Best of all, these stylish coats start at just $25.
Wrap up your style with this buttoned teddy coat from H&M. It's dressy enough for the office yet casual enough to wear during off-hours. It even features two deep pockets perfect for your phone and wallet.
Even though this isn't technically a "coat," this fleece jacket is sure to keep you warm. Wear it as an outer layer when temperatures first start to drop or as an added layer of warmth underneath a larger coat during brisker months.
The shacket is all the rage this season, and this option from Banana Republic Factory is just long enough to toe the line between jacket/coat territory. It's unlined so, similarly to the jacket above, you can wear it as a top layer right now while temperatures are starting to dip or layer it under a heavier coat during colder months.
A classic style meets a current trend with this lightweight puffer jacket. It's made with 100% recycled nylon and has a water-resistant shell to keep you warm, stylish and earth-friendly! Casual enough for day and chic enough for evening, we'd suggest grabbing one — or several — of the three color options fast, as we have a feeling it's going to sell quickly. Don't forget to use code ADDON for an extra 10% off your purchase.
Wrap up your style with this buttoned sherpa coat from Banana Republic Factory. It's dressy enough for the office yet casual enough to wear during off-hours. It comes in regular and petite sizes.
November is the season for leather jackets, so embrace the trend with Mango's faux leather and faux shearling coat. It's in the style of a motorcycle jacket, making it ideal for an edgier look that will keep you warm.
Sherpa is another classic style that you can't go wrong with during the colder months. The knitted style is sure to keep you warm, especially ones that fall below the waist like this Gap option. It is available in regular, tall and petite sizes. Don't forget to use code ADDON for an extra 10% off your purchase.
We're very familiar with this bestselling faux shearling coat from Amazon. It's double-fleeced so warmth will never be a question. It comes in a whopping 35 colors and in sizes up to 3XL.
Plaid is a timeless pattern, which means this coat will last years. Get the cozy-chic look with this oversized button-front coat from Target's A New Day line, which oozes retro sophistication.
A mid-length style is a must-have for your coat collection. It can be easily dressed up or down and is sure to become an everyday staple. This option comes in six colors so you can have one for every aesthetic and (almost) every day of the week!
Capture the essence of winter with this knee-length wool-blend coat from Lulus. Not only is it toasty, but it provides an easy way to elevate any look.
Warmth takes precedent over style during colder winter months, but that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your aesthetic completely! This down parka is insulated for maximum warmth, has a water-repellant finish and an adjustable fleece-lined hood. It comes in five colors and in regular, tall, petite and plus sizes.
The lining inside this cozy parka extends into the hood for added warmth. Scoop it up in two shades: black and olive green.
This coat from Orolay has gained a cult following in recent years, especially among a certain Manhattan mom set, for its stylish cargo design and ability to keep women warm during cold commutes. Experience the hype for yourself in one of nine shades, available in regular and plus sizes.